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Should I use CRC electric cleaner to help remove a stuck 80amp fuse?


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Toyota tacoma 1996 2.4 valve twin cab automatic 

The 80amp fuse black plastic & clear plastic on top has dry rotted off the copper prongs.

Only thing left is the copper prongs inside fuse block.

The prongs aren’t broken. 

The fuse block isn’t broken or corroded.

The prongs are standing up an pull able. But are stuck in the fuse block very very tight. 

i want to use crc electric cleaner to loosen the grip so i can replace the 80a amp.

What should i do Scotty


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Posted by: @usacrossthestate

From the beginning, on Wednesday, i was noticing engine power decrease while accelerating.

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It's held in by small bolts which have to be removed.


Are all 80 amp bolted down

Most times the 80 amp ALT fuse is mechanically fastened to prevent high amperage arcing. Same with the 100 amp Main fuse. (a car, unlike a house, hits bumps and potholes)

Thank you Jack62


Your question isn't very clear.  Are you trying to remove a fuse or pull out the fuse prongs?  If it's the fuse, just pull it out with needle nose pliers.  Disconnect your battery first.  Put a new fuse in with a small amount of dielectric grease.  If you have any corrosion, do all of them with the dielectric grease.

Thanks Doc


I watched the video posted by Jack62, but wondered does the base of the fuse box need to be removed just to pull the fuse?

It seems that you could spray the stuck(probably corroded) prongs with the CRC Electronic spray and grasp them with needle nose pliers to remove. Then apply the CRC Di-Electric Grease (mentioned in the video) to prevent future corrosion, improved long-term contact and easier removal the next time. 

Thanks avalon04